If there’s one place that should be the centre of a homeowner’s happiness, it’s their outdoor living space. As the great Anton Chekhov once said: “People don’t notice whether it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” And it’s true. Few things are better than endless days of relaxation in your own private paradise. Here, Cape Reed International, a specialist in creating eco-friendly customised outdoor living spaces, discusses three very different outdoor living spaces.
Marketing has really done VR a disservice. Those images of complicated and cumbersome headsets that immerse a person in an alternate environment for hours on end are projecting the wrong idea when it comes to using VR in design practice. Here Rob Kendal, Managing Director at Yulio Technologies, explains why designers should consider using virtual reality technology.
Walk into Gibson and the hustle and the bustle of the outside world immediately melts away as you’re transported to another era.
Austrian design studio Penda is working on a design for a small house in the countryside of Germany that connects living and working in a harmonious way. As the plot is so small, Penda is transforming the roof of the building into an ascending garden to secure a path to food-independency for the owners.
The wonderful spa in Sarajevo, Bosnia-Herzegovina – designed by Simone Micheli and engineered by Aquaspecial – is shaped as a surreal and fascinating place, able to receive and project humans into another world, suspended among space and time and out of traditional visions of reality.
Michaelis Boyd Associates (MB), the London-based architecture and design practice, has completed work on Sandibe, a new sustainable safari lodge in the Okavango Delta in northwest Botswana.
The integration of smart home technology is fast becoming the norm for households up and down the country. It’s now more important than ever for design professionals to understand smart home technology and the latest audio-visual developments to provide the service that is now fully expected by the client.